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tonight. zbld good evening. great to have you with us on this sunday night. on this evening before halloween, tens of millions of americans have rarely seen a trick like this one, at least not this early. a freak nor'easter in the heart of youautumn p to, toppling trees, tearing down power lines, the entire tree weighing down the line, and tonight two months before winter a staggering number of homes, more than 3 million, are without power. one major power company says it could be more than a week before power is back on, and that's just the power picture. we're also learning tonight about the passengers stranded on the tarmac for hours. it had all of us asking today, are we really deeming with all of this already? abc's t.j. winick starts us off in hartford, connecticut. t.j.? >> reporter: david, good evening. this intersection like so many here in hartford, blocked by downed branches and trees. and despite warnings about live power lines on the ground, folks here are getting fed up and frustrated and are clearing these streets themselves. the nor'easter was like a sock in the jaw
to sing to her after the altar? >>> good evening and it's great to have you with us this sunday night. as we come on the air this evening, protesters are beginning their fourth week of protesting right here in new york, south of here on wall street. but with a huge difference. this occupy wall street movement is multiplying, not only in cities across this country, but around the world. look at the images coming in tonight, spelling out the anger. this sign in new york, the rich get bailed out, the poor get sold out. in cincinnati today, this image, as 500 people rallied there. and overseas from dublin, demonstrators gathering along dane street, ireland's wall street, just outside the central bank there. and so tonight here we ask a simple question. that's behind the lives of americans who have joined the protests? what was it that set them off? we begin here with abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the anger is in las vegas. the protests are huge in houston. the frustration is in portland. the outrage has spread all the way to anchorage, alaska. the movement to occupy wall street is now
. the woman at the south pole believed to have suffered a stroke. what she sent us this evening and why this mission is filled with danger for her, as well as her rescuers. >>> political tight rope. how to relate to the unemployed. the candidates and their wives words under scrutiny. what rick perry's wife said to this man out of work. >>> second act. the rust belt city ravaged by job loss, revived tonight. there's a real hollywood ending. can you tell which city this is? >>> and a marilyn moment. the song lady gaga changed for president clinton. and hillary and chelsea were there for every word. >>> good evening on this sunday night. and we do begin here with that breaking news out of las vegas. tragedy at the racetrack. many of you were watching right here on abc, driver dan wheldon, at first we thought he was seriously injured in that massive 15-car wreck at the las vegas indy 300. a short time later, it was announced he had died. caring went flying through the air, including wheldon, leaving debris everywhere. and cars strewn across the track. wheldon was air lifted by helicopter to
at las vegas motor speedway. there will be a five-lap salute. stay with us. >>> what started out as an exciting day here at las vegas motor speedway has ended in tragedy. the news has just been released that dan wheldon has been killed in a crash on lap number 13 of this race. in the final race of the 2011 season. you heard the tail end of an announcement by randy bernard, the head man at the league here that the drivers and team officials and owners have gotten together and the race will not be finished. the drivers will do a five-lap tribute salute, that should take place in a matter of minutes. but the air of excitement that started this day is completely gone, as we have lost dan wheldon. and there's marco andretti, his former teammate, killed in this tragic 15-car crash at las vegas motor speedway. we mentioned the tribute lap, all the drivers, they'll be getting back into that are cars. it will be five laps in length, as soon as they get everybody together. and as i mentioned before -- this is the hardest part for us, the last time we had to do this was march of 2006, down
on the tarmac for hours and it had us all asking today are we really dealing with all this already? abc's t.j. winick starts us off in hartford, connecticut, t.j., good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, david. this intersection like so many in hartford is blocked by downed branches and trees and despite warnings about live power lines on the ground, many folks are getting fed up and frustrated and are clearing these streets themselves. the nor'easter was like a sock in the jaw, seven weeks before winter. too early, too bad. in new jersey, this uprooted tree collapsed onto a home. the heavy, wet snow blanketed branches taking down power lines. here in connecticut, utility crews are racing around the state, 800,000 residents are in the dark. >> customers want to know when their power is going to be back on. >> we're encouraging our customers to prepare for worst case scenario which means some won't get restoredd much sooner than a week from now. >> reporter: at the height of the storm travelers were getting nowhere fast. a jetblue flight was diverted to hartford before passengers wer
science. you decide. >>> good evening. and it's god to have you with us. we do begin here with those new images of devastation just coming in after a deadly earthquake in turkey. a disaster that flattened buildings and sent people fleeing into the streets. the quake, a powerful 7.2 struck in the eastern part of the country, near the border with iran. right now, there is a frantic search under way to reach victims trapped. at least 88 people have known dead. but there are fears tonight that that toll could soar into the hundreds. abc's alex marquardt is in turkey this evening. >> reporter: it hit just after lunchtime. as walls shook, thousands of panicked people rushed into the streets. many couldn't get out in time. at the epicenter, rescuers picked through peoples of rubble several stories high, pulling survivors from the twisted debris with their bare hands. "we're hoping our friend has survived." today, anguish was visible across a region stretching hundreds of miles. in ercis, 55 miles north of the epicenter, at least 80 buildings have collapsed. and in van, the largest city in repor
was used to kill kercher contained too small of a dna sample to retest it and should have never been introduced. do you feel like you got that point driven home? >> we have explained this to the court. it's the court that has to accept our view. >> reporter: knox's entire family will be in court tomorrow. not far from them, meredith kercher's family. their lawyer says meredith's mother will look the jury in the eye and wants knox to stay in prison. >> i have my hopes for my daughter. but unfortunately, they don't for theirs. and that's a tough one. >> reporter: she's gone forever. >> they don't have a chance with her. and we do, with ours. >> reporter: tomorrow, in her statement to court, amanda knox is expected to express her deepest sympathy for her slain roommate meredith kercher who, just like her, more than four years ago came to this city to learn italian. david? >> elizabeth, we will see you tomorrow. and the italian courts, of course, are very different than what we know here at home. two judges and a half dozen jurors on this case. they will all deliberate together, the judg
that all u.s. combat troops in iraq will be home for the holidays, secretary of state hillary clinton is forcefully defending the withdrawal plan. the same time, she's sending a warning to iran, not to get involved in iraq. clinton told abc's christiane amanpour that no one should doubt america's resolve in iraq. >> are you not concerned that some of the gains that have been made are at risk. >> well, kristchristiane, rememt was president bush that set the timetable in motion but agreeing with theiraqis that all troops would be out at the end of this year. we are going to support the iraqis and continually discussing with them what their needs are. and no one should miscalculate our commitment to iraq, most particularly iran. >> i want to bring in abc news political director amy walter. great to have you with us. and we heard from republican candidates this weekend going after the president on the decision to withdrawal the troops. i wanted to let you hear what they had to say and get your reaction here on the back side. >> the secretary of defense communicated we were going to have a
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